The Impact of Anchor Borrower Programme on Poverty Alleviation in Argungu Local Government Area of Kebbi State

Badejo Bolaji Tinuke, Adekeye Adeshola Joseph

Abstract


This research work was designed to examine the impact of Anchor Borrower Programme (ABP) on poverty alleviation in Argungu Local Government Area of Kebbi State. The main objective of the study is to investigate the extent to which the implementation of Anchor Borrower Programme (ABP) has encouraged poverty alleviation in the area of food supply, income generation, improvement in standard of living and income generation in the study area. Relevant data for this research work were collected from secondary sources through the content analysis of; documents, government publications, reports, quarterly magazines on Anchor Borrower Programme and data from Bureau of Statistics. At the end of the study, the research findings reveal that Anchor Borrower Programmes (ABP) supports for farmer have a positive and significant impact on poverty alleviation in the area of; food supply, employment generation, improved standard of living and income generation was substantial. However, the paper recommended that the Anchor Borrower policy in Nigeria should be encouraged and subjected to periodic review so as to provide more platforms for poverty alleviation in Argungu LGA of Kebbi State.


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